Devata Hastas-Hand gestures to denote the deities

October 11th, 2008 by Anjali

Hope you had a great Navaratri. Wish you Good health, wealth and prosperity.

Also do take a look at the images added to the last post “Dashavatara hasta-hand gestures for the 10 incarnation of lord Vishnu

In the forthcoming posts we shall see the hand gestures used to represent and describe different deities that we often hear about. The Abhinaya Darpanam lists of the hand gestures for

  1. Brahma
  2. Shiva
  3. Vishnu
  4. Saraswati
  5. Parvati
  6. Lakshmi
  7. Ganesha
  8. Kartikeya
  9. Manmatha
  10. Indra
  11. Agni
  12. Varuna
  13. Yama
  14. Nirrti
  15. Vayu
  16. kubera

These are the names of Hindu gods who are often seen worshiped. I shall be posting on each of these deities separately. Lets start with Lord Brahma first.

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 KEERTHAN HEGDE Apr 17, 2010 at 10:09 am

    please ..attach some videos ..with thier usese

  • 2 kalamandalam syla Aug 6, 2010 at 7:28 am

    please add corresponding pictures…

  • 3 Maitri Pramanik Aug 5, 2011 at 6:46 am

    can you show us debata hastas of bayu @ kubera…..
    I also want to know about nasika bhedam

  • 4 Mirajkar Jan 26, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Hello, the deva hastas are really helpful but could you also please add vayu, kubera, isana, surya, candra and raksasa.

    Thanks :)

  • 5 Madhu Dec 15, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Hi Ji,

    Please tell Nattuvangam in online

    Regards
    Madhu

  • 6 chinmayee Jan 26, 2013 at 12:24 am

    you havent put any post on vayu hastha

  • 7 shree May 15, 2013 at 10:03 am

    hi anjali.. guess the link for vayu & kubera is missing. could you please add it.

  • 8 swathi Aug 19, 2014 at 12:41 am

    in nirutti, the sloka states that it is shakata hastha in right hand. is there no difference brahmara and shakata.

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